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November 17, 2018 2:47 AM Joe Maseko’s death: What next for Byo artistes?

A dark cloud hung over Bulawayo as the city’s artistes mourned a renowned music producer, Joe Maseko, who was buried at Luveve Cemetery on Wednesday. The musicians are now pondering over Maseko’s replacement as there are very few producers in the country who are as versatile as Maseko was. He worked with many artistes in the country and outside for nearly 5

November 16, 2018 5:44 AM Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud says football has work to do before players feel comfortable coming out

Olivier Giroud believes football is nowhere near ready to accept openly gay footballers. The Chelsea striker, who is currently on international duty with France, created a stir when he posed on the front cover of leading French gay magazine Têtu in 2012. Ex-Germany international Thomas Hitzlsperger came out as gay in 2014 in an effort “to move the discussion 9

November 16, 2018 3:24 AM Kwekwe sets aside $80k for mayoral car

Kwekwe City Council is set to buy a mayoral vehicle for Councillor Angeline Kasipo following a council resolution. The local authority has reportedly set aside $80 000 for the purchase of the off-road vehicle. Clr Kasipo’s predecessor, Clr Matenda Madzoke, blocked the purchase of the vehicle, opting that the money be channelled to service delivery 8

November 15, 2018 7:50 AM Freedom train a hit with commuters

More than 5 000 passengers have used the National Railways of Zimbabwe (NRZ) commuter train in the first five days of its re-introduction in Bulawayo, translating to a capacity utilisation of 71 percent. The State rail company introduced a train on the City-Cowdray Park route two weeks ago and the response from commuters has been overwhelming. In a statement 8

November 12, 2018 11:50 AM Deadly violence after lobola money disappears

An injiva who had just arrived from South Africa allegedly thumped his relative with a log and he died a few hours later following a row over R2 000 meant for lobola that allegedly went missing from his pockets, police confirmed yesterday. Mlindisi Sibanda (29) of Tshabanda area in Tsholotsho struck Mr Lungani Tshuma (23) several times all over his body over the missing 6

November 12, 2018 9:18 AM Man fakes father’s death

A Masvingo man and his two accomplices have been sentenced to 420 hours of unpaid work each by a magistrates court for trying to swindle Econet of $2 000 via the its EcoSure Funeral Cover, through a fake death claim. Thomson Chikwaku (24) of Zimre Park and his two accomplices, Peter Mhasvi (35) and John Mamvura (59), were convicted of trying to defraud 8

November 8, 2018 11:39 AM United States gives $475k grant for Great Zimbabwe rehab

United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Brian Nichols, on Tuesday signed a US$475 000 grant for the rehabilitation of the Great Zimbabwe Monument under the US Ambassador’s fund for cultural preservation. The grant will finance restoration of structures at the monument, modernising security systems, combating destructive herbs and training personnel 11

November 8, 2018 8:37 AM Policeman ‘murdered by inyanga’ buried

A Police officer stationed in Tsholotsho who was allegedly murdered by an inyanga, was buried on Tuesday at West Park Cemetery in Bulawayo. A family spokesperson, Mr Godfrey Koti, said they want Constable Edmond Sibanda’s killer or killers to be punished. “We are grateful to the police for the great work they did in locating my brother’s body and arresting 13

November 1, 2018 7:40 PM Mnangagwa says Australian firm finds oil, gas in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Thursday that Australia’s Invictus Energy had found oil and gas deposits in the northern Muzarabani area of the country. Invictus Energy has agreed to enter a production sharing arrangement with Zimbabwe once the project reaches commercial production, Mnangagwa said. “Government of Zimbabwe will work very closely 31

November 1, 2018 10:17 AM Standard Bank scoops 13 awards

Standard Bank Group, Africa’s leading bank by assets and parent company to Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe, has been recognised for its work across Africa, scooping 13 awards from Global Finance at this year’s annual SIBOS conference, hosted in Sydney. “We are delighted to receive these awards from such a prestigious publication. They provide further confirmation 24